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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

agm Re:Overly broad? (422 comments)

Sugar is poison. A 1.5l bottle of Coke has 5 days worth of recommended sugar in it. It's shocking to see children drinking this stuff.

5 days ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

agm Re:This is getting ugly (294 comments)

No, but the person who sells the Tesla car is a person who happens to work for Tesla.

The person who arranges the transaction doesn't own the car, the person known as "Tesla Corporation" does.

The salesman has permission via their employment to sell the car. It's still a transaction between the buyer and the salesperson. The money doesn't so to the salesperson's account, but that's irrelevant.

An individual should be able to voluntarily trade with another. A company should be able to voluntarily trade with another company, or another individual. The state should not be involved.

Back to my point: land of the free indeed.

about a week ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

agm Re:This is getting ugly (294 comments)

No, but the person who sells the Tesla car is a person who happens to work for Tesla. That salesman should be able to sell his product to anyone who is willing to buy it without government involvment.

about a week ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

agm Re:This is getting ugly (294 comments)

I don't understand how the state can prevent one man from selling his goods to another. Land of the free indeed.

about a week ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

agm Re:Transition period? (259 comments)

This is not a loophole, it's policy. Good policy. Rather than bowing to pressure from other governments the other governments should pay attention and try and compete by reducing their tax rate accordingly. Anything else is price fixing, on a global scale.

about two weeks ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

agm Re:Gentoo (303 comments)

I run Gentoo on both my work and home PCs, and I use a special flavour of Ubuntu with real-time extensions to drive a CNC controller. I have experienced hassles with Gentoo along the way, but they seem fewer are farther between now. Compiling from source isn't an issue for me. I can have all 4 cores pegged to 100% for a couple of hours and I hardly even notice it. I prefer the control I have with Gentoo.

about two weeks ago
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The flying car I'd like in my garage first:

agm Chitty-chitty bang-bang (151 comments)

The first flying car I ever saw on TV.

about two weeks ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

agm Re:Why so much fuss? (156 comments)

No company should be prevented from selling their products directly to the public. Land of the free indeed.

about a month ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

agm Re:"forced labor" (183 comments)

You're correct, but the problem you mention is nothing to do with capitalism. If you're suugesting that socialism is a solution to that then you're advocating that the state actively harms people to help those in need.

The only ethical way to help people in need is via compassion and charity. Since government enforced wealth redistribution is compulsoy, it cannot be compassionate not charitable. Those traits are voluntary. It's not the political system via the government that should address the issue of people in need, it's the social system via communities and *voluntary* action that should.

about a month ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

agm Re:"forced labor" (183 comments)

On that we disagree. People should be protected from the initiation of force. The state shouldn't be in the business of actively harming people.

about a month ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

agm Re:"forced labor" (183 comments)

Ethically capitalism is way ahead. Nobody should be in enforced slavery. The state shouldn't actively harm us, they should be procting us from people who want to harm us. Socialism (of the kind in the US, Europe and almost everywhere else) sees the state actively harming people under the guise of "helping" them. That's ethically and morally wrong.

There is no slavery in a proper capitalist system (that is, a system where people are free) - at least not slavery of the kind we're talking about. People will always be slaves to nature and the needs of their bodies - no system can change that.

about a month ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

agm Re:"forced labor" (183 comments)

It's the goal of socialism. When you work for money and the state then confiscates a portion of that money for their own uses,that's effective slavery. You are working for them without choice. Socialism makes EVERYONE who works a slave to the state.

Capitalism is about freedom of choice and freedom of trade. If anything, people are slaves to nature - we must feed and clothe ourselves. That's nothing to do with capitalism though.

about a month ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

agm Re: No, no. Let's not go there. Please. (937 comments)

And many atheists do not.

The term "atheism" means "without theism". I.e. without a belief in a god. It's about a lack of belief, not a belief of lack.

about a month and a half ago
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Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two

agm Re:And yet... (121 comments)

When the earthquake that destroyed Christchurch struck

Destroyed? Hardly.

about a month and a half ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

agm Re:Welcome to America! (462 comments)

The entire government is running a money extortion program, in particular the IRS. Taxation is extortion (forcibly confiscating someone's private property using a threat of force if they don't comply). The sooner the scam is stopped and liberty restored the better.

about a month and a half ago
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Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

agm Re:Fair Use (102 comments)

It doesn't to me. If I sell a book to someone and a part of that sale is a contract that explicitely prohibits digitisation, then they should not be able to digitise. The law should not be able to trump private contracts.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

agm Re:Obvious Reason (579 comments)

They're not specifically doing anything to attract either gender to contribute. Everything they do is gender neutral. This is a non issue.

about 2 months ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

agm iDevices plus CNC machine (260 comments)

For us it's phones and iPods, laptops and an old P4 2.4GHz in the garage which drives the CNC machine (wifi is the easist way to get gcode files from the main PC to the garage PC).

about 2 months ago

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